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October 17, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Innova 7111 Smart Diagnostic ODB2 Tablet

Innova 7111 Smart Diagnostic OBD2 Tablet

We used the Innova 7111 Smart Diagnostic OBD2 Tablet to help us diagnose and solve problems across several vehicles. With a large easy-to-use LCD screen and wide vehicle compatibility, this tool does a bit more than your entry-level OBD2 scanner might accomplish. Pros Easy to use with intuitive LCD interface Wide vehicle coverage Does much […]

how to change oxygen sensors vehicle

How to Change Oxygen Sensors in Your Vehicle

We don’t often cover too many automotive tools and problems. However, oxygen sensors keep creeping back into my project list. Knowing how to change oxygen sensors in your vehicle can save you a lot of money and hassle. With all the computer gadgetry on cars today, many car problems can seem daunting. Don’t you just hate it when the […]

How to Build a Basic Tool Set

How to Build a Basic Tool Set in 2021

At Pro Tool Reviews, we believe in empowering folks and helping them make the best tool choices for their situation. Many of our readers have asked how to build a basic tool set. Even the non-handiest person needs to make minor repairs, hang pictures, or assemble furniture from time to time!  We try to break […]

Stiletto Titanium Poly Fiberglass Hammer - Titanium Heads

Titanium Hammers vs Steel Hammers Compared

If you swing. a hammer for a living, you know the titanium hammers vs steel hammers debate. It’s likely you’ve picked up a titanium hammer or perhaps you already use one. If, however, you’re unsure as to whether you should spend the typical $100+ price for titanium, this article may help. Titanium Hammers vs Steel […]

Best Cordless Jigsaw Reviews 2021

Best Cordless Jigsaw Reviews 2021

In Our Search for the Best Cordless Jigsaw, We Discover Several Great Options While some folks think of jigsaws only as woodworking tools, they’re versatile tools that find their way onto almost every contractor’s jobsite at some point. Choosing the best cordless jigsaw is about more than just the convenience of no cord. They’re just […]

Ironclad HUG Heavy Utility Gloves

Ironclad Work Gloves Review

If you work with your hands, you know you need to take care of them.  Why not protect them and make your job easier? Ironclad Work Gloves come designed specifically for the tasks you do. We took a close look at four of their most popular models. Ironclad HUG Heavy Utility Work Gloves The first of these is […]

Review8.6(out of 10)
Ridgid 18V Octane Cordless Compact Router

Ridgid 18V Octane Cordless Compact Router Review R860443B

Having reviewed the Ridgid cordless trim router some time ago, we were intrigued when they released an updated model. The new Ridgid 18V Octane Cordless Compact Router (R860443B) remains fully backward-compatible with all Ridgid 18V batteries. It does, however, offer some additional power when combined with new Ridgid Octane batteries. Pros Decent run-time Plenty of […]

Review9.5(out of 10)
Skil 10-inch Miter Saw

Skil MS6305-00 10 in. Miter Saw Review

The Skil MS6305-00 10 in. miter saw provides an almost unheard of blend of capacity, power, usability, and value. Our crew used it while putting a two-story addition on a downtown bungalow originally built in 1915. Having used dozens of similar tools over the past 20+ years, this Skil 10-inch outclasses many others while staying […]

How high do I mount receptacles and switches

How High to Mount Receptacles and Switches

During a remodel, customers and clients have often asked me what the rules are for placing electrical outlets (receptacles). There are several rules in fact, though the height of a receptacle or wall switch isn’t part of the NEC code – at least not with respect to standard placement of switches and outlets. It’s good to double check your work to make sure it all makes sense and that you have sufficient ergonomics to activate all switches and access your outlets efficiently.

Review8.0(out of 10)
Toughbuilt Tool Belt

ToughBuilt Tool Belt Review TB-CT-101-4

ToughBuilt Tool Belt Gives Us Comfortable Options Ah, the tool belt. The right setup makes you more productive and keeps you comfortable even in the summer heat. The wrong setup simply makes for a frustrating experience. We got our hands on a ToughBuilt Contractor Tool Belt Set to see which way it goes. Pros Easy […]